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Event Overview

The Business Showcase South West's first event in 2017 was on 17th May. Judged as a great success, it was an exhibition and networking opportunity, offering a day-long series of powerful business activities. More to come.


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Easy Travel / Warm welcome

We provide several FREE car parks for delegates and exhibitors. There is a fleet of FREE First Buses serving the event from the Official Showcase car parks and key locations in the city. Our 2 car parks are 2.5 mins ride or 5 mins walk. Read our 4-page Travel & Parking Guide HERE.

We have a trusted team of Showcase Hosts who greet delegates on arrival.

Great exhibitors

The Showcase is first and foremost a business exhibition where delegates can meet businesses from across the region.

There are 225+ exhibition spaces.

Baroness Brady in 2014

Baroness Brady in 2014

- Keynote Speakers

Since day 1, we have engaged some of the very best business speakers and leaders: from Bev James and Karen Brady, to Levi Roots and Wing Commander Green.

For 17th May, the Keynotes take place in the Production People Theatre which is located in the South Stand Concourse of The Stadium.

These are NOT ticketed and seating is on a strictly first-come/first-served basis.


10.30am - 10.45am

Jordan Daykin in Conversation with Alison Edgar


12.30pm - 1.15pm

Mark Wright - How to Improve Your Digital Strategy



Sarah Pullen - 'The Media Revolution'

Attend Workshops

Our professional Workshops are free and informative. They are a 'must attend' part of the Showcase schedule.

NatWest/Worldpay Seminar Oct 2016

TEDxBristol 2015

TEDxBristol 2015

11.30am - 12.15pm

BSSW Workshop 1 - Production People Theatre (Main Stage)

TEDxBristol 2017: Dare to Disrupt - The Launch

The UK's, if not Europe's, biggest TEDx event will be LAUNCHING at our Business Showcase South West on 17th May, Ashton Gate Stadium. They will be announcing the date of their 2017 event.

Their Workshop is entitled: 'TEDxBristol 2017: Dare to Disrupt - The Launch'. At this exclusive launch Workshop you’ll get the inside track on how to become a speaker, get involved, and what the 2017 theme Dare to Disrupt is all about. Join TEDxBristol’s Curator Mel Rodrigues and special guests to discover the power of ideas and passion projects in this inspirational session which explores the biggest ideas bank in the world, and kicks off Bristol’s world
 class TEDx event for 2017.

It will be followed by two Speed Pitching sessions at 12.45pm and 3.15pm for you to pitch your big idea to the TEDxBristol team. All you need is 5 minutes, and one great idea! **

  • NO TICKET REQUIRED - first come/first served

1.30pm - 2.15pm

BSSW Workshop 2 - Production People Theatre (Main Stage)

Social Media for Business - from Google Digital Garage

From Twitter to Snapchat, there's a wealth of ways to use social media to boost your business marketing. Join Google in this deep dive session to:

  • Discover the latest social media trends and what's worth your effort
  • Get tips on how to engage your audience
  • Learn how to turn likes into profits

This is a FREE but *ticketed* event.

For 17th May, the Workshops take place in the Production People Theatre which is located in the South Stand Concourse of The Stadium.

Seminar from TedX Bristol in May 2016

Seminar from TedX Bristol in May 2016

Book Seminars

Seminars are one of the core aspects of the Showcase experience. Held in the Seminar Zone in the far end of the Dolman Hall, they are free, informative and must be booked beforehand. Tickets are available, are free and are booked using the links below.

Seminar 1 – 10.30am - 11am

BSSW Seminar 1 - The one Secret that will Increase your Sales Conversion by 20% - Berkeley Harris, Sandler Training


Seminar 2 - 11.15am - 11.45am

BSSW Seminar 2 - Controlling the Beast - How to control IT as your business grows - Bruce Bomphrey, Soitron UK


Seminar 3 – 12pm - 12.30pm

BSSW Seminar 3 - Make PR count - how to ensure you get the best RoI on your PR strategy - Sarah-Jane Freni, Shooting Star PR


Seminar 4 – 12.45pm - 1.15pm

BSSW Seminar 4 - Workplaces that move people to do more - Joshua Fidler, Spectrum Workplace


BSSW Seminar 5 – 1.30pm - 2pm - BSSW Seminar 5 - 7 tips to Drive More Business Opportunities from LinkedIn - Greg Cooper, Front of Mind Coaching

BSSW Seminar 6 – 2.15pm - 2.45pm - BSSW Seminar 6 - BSSW Seminar 6 - 5 ways the West of England Growth Hub can help you - Antony Corfield, West of England Growth Hub


BSSW Seminar 7 – 3pm - 3.30pm - BSSW Seminar 7 - How to create effective video marketing to generate more business - Sunjay Singh, Life Media UK

Speed Networking in Oct 2016

BSSW Speed Networking

These free sessions take place in the furthest end of the Dolman Hall at The Stadium in The Speed Networking Zone. There are three professionally hosted sessions during the day and they are a proven, excellent way to make dozens of new business contacts, face-to-face.

Places are limited so be sure to turn up early. It's on a first-come/first-served basis.

Session 1 - 11.45am - 12.30pm

Session 2 - 1.45pm - 2.30pm

Session 3 - 3.00 - 3.45

Breakfast networking

The breakfast event presented by Pixel Hero, is a separate, pay-for event, that starts early (7.30am) on the day of the Business Showcase on 17th May. It's a superb way to begin your experience and held in the Sports Bar at the new Ashton Gate Stadium.


*Click here to book your place today for 17th May 2017.


Click here to book your place today for 11th October 2017.


Click here for newspaper review of our Breakfast Networking Sessions.

FREE Professional headshot

Delegates receive a FREE professional headshot photograph for their LinkedIn profile or other professional uses.

This takes place at the furthest end of The Dolman Hall at The Stadium.

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